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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library

The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the collected works of William Shakespeare, as well as some 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, many published during Shakespeare’s lifetime. As the preeminent Shakespeare collection from 19th-centu...



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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773, editor; Owen, W. (William), -1793, bookseller; Ryland, William Wynne, 1732-1783, engraver; Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776, artist; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; W. Bowyer and J. Nichols (London, England), printer
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Edited by Charles Jennens (Maslen & Lancaster)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hemige, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627 editor; Blount, Edward, active 1588 - 1632, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, Bookseller; Jaggard William, 1569-1623, printer; Jaggard, Isaac, -1627, printer; Droeshout, Martin, 1601 -, engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786 -...
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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Young, Robert, -1643, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Clarke & Bedford, binder
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Signatures: A-N⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Price, Uvedale, Sir, 1747-1829; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848, contributor
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Engraved title vignette
Topics: Landscape gardening, Aesthetics
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Heber,...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Clark, Andrew, -approximately 1678; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680; Herringman, Henry, -1704; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller
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In this edition the imprint is in five lines. It is false; in fact printed ca 1683-4 for Richard Bentley. Cf. PBSA, June 2018, p. 183-99.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Heywood, Jasper, 1535-1598; Studley, John, 1545?-1590?; Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607; Neville, Alexander, 1544-1614; T. N. (Thomas Nuce), d. 1617; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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"The epistle dedicatory" signed: Thomas Newton
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D, Octavia, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, ca. 42-62,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592; Florio, John, 1553?-1625, translator; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, attributed name, former owner; Gordon, Robert, 1580-1656, former owner; Hemenway, Augustus, former owner; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, autographer; Matthews, Alfred, binder
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A translation of: Essais
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Greville, Fulke, Baron Brooke, 1554-1628; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Butter, Nathaniel, -1664, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Published anonymously. By Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke
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by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
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by Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671; Le Cène, Michel-Charles, 1683?-1743, publisher; Wicquefort, Abraham de, 1606-1682, translator; Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733, editor; Sartorius, Jakob Christoph, engraver; Witsen, Nicolaas, 1641-1717, engraver; Berthot, libraire, bookseller
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The original Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen orientalischen Reise ... appeared in 1647, including J.A. von Mandelslo's short account of his voyage in India and Africa (first published in 1645). The voyages of Mandelslo, edited from his papers, were published by Olearius in 1658. The first edition of Wicquefort's translation appeared in Paris, 1656; the 2nd, "augmentée ... d'une 2de partie contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandeslo, Paris 1659, and Leyde, P. van der Aa, 1719, 4...
Topic: Voyages and travels
Title page in red and black ink
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Betterton, Thomas, 1635?-1710; Wellington, Richard, -1715, bookseller; Rumball, Edmund, -1702 or 1703, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Thomas Betterton's stage version (Folger Shakespeare card catalog)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ford, John, 1586-approximately 1640; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Collins, Richard, active 1630-1636, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A² B-K⁴.
Topic: Incest
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D; Sandys, George, 1578-1644, translator; Cleyn, Franz, 1590?-1658, artist; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Virgil. Aeneis. Liber 1. English; Lichfield, John, active 1605-1635, printer; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB (RL); Dallaway, James, 1763-1834, former owner. MB (RL); Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822- former owner. MB (RL)
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Additional place of imprint and printer from ESTC
Topic: Metamorphosis
Dedication signed: W.C., i.e. William Covell
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Harris, John, 1791?-1873, facsimilist; Clarke & Bedford, binder
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Printed in 1625. For further information see Hailey, Carter R. "The dating game: new evidence for the dates of Q4 Romeo and Juliet and Q4 Hamlet." Shakespeare quarterly (58.3 (2007)): 367-387
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer; Harward, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas...
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This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718. Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear; Tonson, Jacob, -1735, bookseller; Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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With a cancel general title page and the original title pages to vols. 2-6 bearing the title "The works of Mr. William Shakespear" and the imprint: Printed for Jacob Tonson, MDCCXXIII
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by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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Title page vignette in all volumes
Topic: English drama
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by Phaedrus; Laurentius, Johannes, active 1667-1677, editor; Janssonius van Waesberghe, Johannes, 1644-1705, bookseller; Vidua Elizei Weyerstraet, bookseller; Hagens, Christopher, active 1664, engraver
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With added illustrated engraved t.p. signed "Chr: Hagens sculp."
Topics: Fables, Fables, Latin, Fables, Greek
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Randolph, Thomas, 1605-1635; Buck, Thomas, printer; Buck, John, active 1625-1635, printer; Ireland, Richard, active 1634-1652, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder
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In verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Loyer, Pierre le, 1550-1634; Jones, Zachary, translator; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, dedicatee; Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589, dedicatee; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation by Zachary Jones of: Loyer, Pierre le. Discours des spectres, ou visions et apparitions d'esprits, comme anges, demons, at ames, se monstrans visibles aux hommes
Topics: Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural, Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
Imprint from colophon, date from title page.
Topics: Witchcraft, Magic, Demonology
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
Preface signed: S.H
Topics: Weston, William, 1550-1615, Catholic Church, Exorcism
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ford, John, 1586-approximately 1640; Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619. Hymens triumph; Kingston, Felix, printer; Seile, Henry, 1595-1660, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Chettle, Henry, d. 1607?; Norton, John, d. ca. 1640, printer; Perry, Hugh, 17th cent., bookseller; Mitford, S., former owner
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Signatures: A² B-K⁴ L².
Topics: English drama (Tragedy), English drama, European drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Knight, Joseph, active 1684-1691, bookseller; Saunders, Francis, active 1684-1699, bookseller; Roberts, Robert, -1702?, printer; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Goldsmid, Isaac L....
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This, the fourth edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Fourth Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction, editor; Birt, Samuel, -1755, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1699-1755, bookseller; Shewell, Thomas, active 1744-1748, bookseller; Lintot, Henry, 1703-1758, bookseller; Hitch, Charles, -1764, bookseller; Brindley, John, -1758, bookseller; Draper, Somerset, bookseller; Wellington, Richard, bookseller; New, E., active 18th century bookseller; Dodd, Benjamin, -1765, bookseller;...
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Contains the dramatic works only, with an engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Vertue, after the Chandos portrait, at the front of volume. 1
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Wright, John, -1646, bookseller; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Moore, Sam, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Eliot's Court Press, printer; Clarke & Bedford, binder
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Anonymous. By Thomas Dekker
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by Wilson, Thomas, 1525?-1581; Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536. Matrimonii encomium. English; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Lilly, Joseph, 1804-1870, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Terry, Henry, former owner
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Date precedes imprint on title page
Topics: Rhetoric, Oratory
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Edition statement precedes statement of responsibility on title page; authors' names within brackets
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
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by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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The minor plot is from Cervantes' El casamiento enganoso, one of the Novelas exemplares
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674;...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744; Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735, bookseller; Clay, Francis, d. 1738, bookseller; Feales, William, bookseller; Wellington, Richard, fl. 1735-1740, bookseller; Arlaud, Benoît, d. 1719, printmaker; Duchange, Gaspard, 1662-1757, engraver; Maise, Sarah, former owner; Murray, J., former owner; A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch (Firm), bookseller
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This is the large paper issue printed in 75 copies, with gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. There is also a small paper issue with approximate height of 21 cm and gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; Kinnear, John Gardiner, former owner; Thorpe, Thomas, 1791-1851, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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This book is commonly known as ́the third folio" and is the third edition, second issue, of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited...
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy quarterbound in black morocco-grained leather and papier tourniquet over boards (as described by Wolfe in Marbled papers). The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown
Topics: Latin language, Latin language, Erotic literature
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Walkley, Thomas, -1658? bookseller; Jolley, Thomas, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Anonymous. By Ben Jonson
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-I⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Purfoot, Thomas, -1615, printer; Cotton, William, -1609, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Partly in verse
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by Shirley, James, 1596-1666; Alsop, Benjamin, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, fl. 1621-1643, printer; Cooke, William, fl. 1632-1642, bookseller
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Licensed in 1633 under title: The beauties. Cf. DNB
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Ms., bound
Topics: English drama, English drama, English drama, English drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Lintot, Henry, 1703-1758, bookseller; Hitch, Charles, -1764, bookseller; Corbet, Charles, Sir, 1734-1808, bookseller; Brindley, John, -1758, bookseller; New, E., active 18th century, bookseller; Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver; Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773, artist, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller; R. and B. Wellington (London, England),...
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Contains the plays only
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Bullock, Christopher, 1690?-1724; Jeffries, B. Joy, Dr., former owner; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew
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Founded on the introduction to Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Hole, William, -1624, engraver; Williams, John, former owner. MB; Williams, Mary, former owner. MB; Bracebridge, W., former owner. MB
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The main title page exists in three states, each with a variant imprint. Each play has a separate title page, some with multiple states, and numerous variants exist within the texts. See Greg, as well as Studies in bibliography vol. 40, pages 106-120, vol. 49, pages 149-168, and vol. 50, pages 408-409 for further information
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Saxe, Maurice, comte de, 1696-1750; Bonneville, Zacharie de Pazzi de, approximately 1710-approximately 1780, editor; Sibelius, Gerrit, 1734-1785, engraver; Gosse, Pierre, 1718-1794, publisher
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Supplement aux reveries ou memoires sur l'art de la guerre (15 p.) bound in at end, like at the time of publication
Topics: Military art and science, Weapons
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Brome, Richard, -1652?; Brome, Alexander, 1620-1666, editor; Cross, Thomas, active 1632-1682, engraver; Roycroft, Thomas, -1677, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Dring, Thomas, -1695, bookseller; Feltham, Mary, former owner; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Partly in verse.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Blackmore, Edward, -1658, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Dryden, John, 1631-1700, editor; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller; Magnes, Susanna, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by John Dryden
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Maxwell, Anne, active 1665-1675, printer; Roberts, Robert, -1702? printer; Newman, Dorman, bookseller; Collins, Thomas, active 1650-1682, bookseller; Neal, Simon, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Authors' names bracketed together on title page
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy: an inscription at the bottom of the title page reads, "Ed. Livingston, Washington City."
Topics: Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836, Criminal law
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640, author; Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616, author; Field, Nathan, 1587-1620?, attributed name; Daborne, Robert, -1628, attributed name; Webster, John, 1580?-1625? attributed name; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658? bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from Greg
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Sewell, George, d. 1726
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Frontispiece is engraved portrait of Walter Raleigh
Topic: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
Signatures: A-L⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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Title page vignette in all volumes
Topic: English drama